Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Iglesia Department, 116 km southeast of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, July 19, 1980 at 11:52 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 110 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 110.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.997°S / 69.675°W (Iglesia Department, Atacama, Chile)
Antipode: 28.997°N / 110.325°E
Nearest volcano: Incapillo (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) ESE of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NE of Vicuña (Coquimbo) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NW of San José de Jachal (San Juan, Argentina) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NE of La Serena (Coquimbo) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (120 mi) SSE of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) NE of Ovalle (Coquimbo) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) W of Rioja (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) S of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
505 km (314 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.1||110 km||San Juan, Argentina||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Dec 7, 1980 14:51|
41 years ago
|Departamento de Iglesia, 100 km NW of San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jachal, San Juan, Argentina||More|
|Jul 27, 1980 20:59|
42 years ago
|Departamento de Iglesia, 149 km NW of San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jachal, San Juan, Argentina||More|